Linking ideas in a discursive essay
Any well-written piece of discursive writing will flow as one continuous piece despite being made up of three or four different arguments. One of the techniques which can help you to achieve this effectively is the use of linking words. These words are usually used at the beginning of a new paragraph but can also be used to link ideas within a paragraph.
Same line of thought
e.g. - and, firstly, secondly etc., next, furthermore, likewise, in addition, similarly, also, moreover.
e.g. - thus, therefore, consequently, accordingly, in retrospect, hence, in conclusion, in brief, as a result.
e.g. - without question, without doubt, unquestionably, absolutely.
e.g. - yet, on the other hand, nevertheless, however, although, conversely, otherwise, on the contrary.
because, for instance, since, for example, so that, despite the fact that, accordingly, although, if, though, unless.
Video clip: Presenting your own and the opposite side of an argument
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